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Four-Time Chapter 11 Champ Donald Trump: ‘Monstrous’ Wind Turbines Will Make Scotland ‘Go Broke’

Donald Trump is on a warpath against wind turbines, because they may obstruct the view of his billion-dollar golf resort in Scotland. Protesters greeted Trump today as he asked Scotland to abandon a project to build 11 offshore turbines.

Romney Goes Blue Collar, Says of Keystone ‘I Will Build That Pipeline If I Have To Do It Myself’

Mitt Romney has long been trying to Etch-A-Sketch away his rich guy persona.

He’s said that at times in his life he’s worried about getting a pink slip and, more recently, that ”I’m also unemployed.”

On Friday, he personally guaranteed that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be built if he’s elected president:

Austerity Pushes The UK Back Into Recession — Will American Conservatives Learn The Lesson?

The United Kingdom is officially back in a recession, after seeing growth drop 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year. But neither Prime Minister David Cameron nor Chancellor George Osborne are backing down from their Conservative government’s adoption of austerity measures.

Media Jump On Idea That Social Security Is Going Bankrupt, Ignore Easy Way To Ensure Its Future

Social Security is going broke even faster than expected, according to a report from the program’s actuaries released yesterday. At least, that’s the narrative the national media presented to the American public.

Wall Street Lobbied Hard To Water Down Law On Congressional Insider Trading

President Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act earlier this month, which was passed after a 60 Minutes investigation revealed that members of Congress were profiting from information they received in their official capacity. House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL), for instance, made nearly $30,000 trading on information he received during private briefings during the 2008 financial crisis.

How A Decision Upholding SB 1070 Could Also Save Obamacare

The good news at today’s Supreme Court argument on Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law is that the justices appeared likely to strike some of the law down. States are not permitted to set their own immigration policy because immigration, like all other foreign policy matters, is reserved to the national government. There are probably not five votes to eliminate this rule altogether and allow Arizona to criminalize the mere act of being an undocumented immigrant.

More Americans Believe In Witchcraft Than Agree With Citizens United

In Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court justified its conclusion that corporations and wealthy individuals can spend unlimited money to influence elections because it believed that “independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” According to a recent survey conducted for the Brennan Center for Justice, however, this places the five conservatives who joined this opinion in very lonely company. According to the poll, “69% of respondents agreed that ‘new rules that let corporations, unions and people give unlimited money to Super PACs will lead to corruption.’ Only 15% disagreed.”

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